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GAP: The Bells of St. Mary’s
The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a Christmas-time classic. Performances are December 14 + 15, 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville.
“The Bells of Saint Mary’s” debuted in 1945 as a film drama produced and directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The story centers on a priest and a nun, who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The Glen Arbor Players’ production is adapted from the 1947 radio script. GAP veteran player Ron Smith directs this production. The performances are free. No reservations are required. The Glen Arbor Players is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center.
Cast: Brian Iler of Lake Ann, is Father O’Malley; Rhonda Richards of Traverse City, is Sister Mary Benedict; Larry Hains of Traverse City, is Horace P. Bogardus and the Cabbie; Nancy O’Hara of Traverse City, Sister Michael; Pete LaPlaca of Traverse City, is Dr. McKay; Colin Bohash of Honor, is Mr. Gallagher; Dorothy Wepking of Glen Arbor, is Mrs. Gallagher; Opal Pousho of Maple City, is Patsy; Luke Young of Maple City, is Luther. Both Opal and Luke are Glen Lake School students.